Celebrating the Life of Elisabeth Elliot Gren

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It is with sadness, yet with joy, that we share that Elisabeth Elliot Gren is finally seeing her dear Savior and Lord whom she loved so deeply. We are convinced that much of the blessing God has graciously given this ministry is actually the fruit of Elisabeth’s faithful efforts through Gateway To Joy, the predecessor of Revive Our Hearts.

Long before we started hosting True Woman Conferences, Elisabeth was a living example of a true woman of God. She lived a life of self-sacrifice, surrender, and abandon to Jesus Christ. She had a passion for seeing women’s hearts turn to the Lord through the application of biblical truth—a passion we strive to carry on today.

Elisabeth’s Life at a Glance

Elisabeth Elliot Gren was a wife, mother, grandmother, missionary, prolific writer, speaker, and host of Gateway To Joy. She was best known as the surviving wife of Jim Elliot who was martyred in Ecuador in 1956.

Nancy's Tribute to Elisabeth Elliot

Nancy Leigh DeMoss shares her mixed emotions about Elisabeth’s Homegoing.

Christian Leaders Reminisce About Elisabeth

Watch this video tribute to Elisabeth Elliot Gren from several Christian leaders.

How Elisabeth Lived Out What She Taught

One of the most inspiring aspects of Elisabeth is that she lived as a true woman not just in the "famous" moments of her life, but also throughout the ordinary moments of everyday. (click here)

Special Radio Tribute

Revive Our Hearts will air a special series celebrating Elisabeth’s life and ministry. Check back June 18–19 to listen or read the transcript.

Elisabeth on Revive Our Hearts

Hear Elisabeth Elliot on Revive Our Hearts in these six series:

A Conversation with Elisabeth Elliot

In 2001, listeners to the radio program Gateway To Joy were saddened to hear that Elisabeth Elliot was going off the air. They were also introduced to her successor, Nancy Leigh DeMoss. As we revisit that transition, you’ll hear wise counsel on practical issues from Elisabeth and Nancy.

Enduring Life’s Most Difficult Moments

In 1956, five young missionaries were savagely killed as they tried to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. Nancy shares a classic message on endurance from Elisabeth Elliot, whose husband, Jim, was killed. She also welcomes guest Steve Saint, son of one of the missionaries, who shares how God used this terrible event for good.

Held in the Everlasting Arms

Can you trust God even when nothing in life makes sense? Elisabeth Elliot was personally challenged with this question after her husband Jim was martyred in the jungles of Ecuador. She shows how your suffering is an opportunity to demonstrate what you believe about God.

Suffering Is Not for Nothing

In her lifetime, Elisabeth Elliot experienced a lot of pain and loss—but she also experienced great peace and joy. Learn how to experience the same through her important perspective.

Leaving Self Behind

Elisabeth Elliot speaks about the importance and power of prayer and forgiveness—two essential ways to put others first.

Women in the Shadow of the Almighty

Elisabeth Elliot says every woman can have a mother’s heart. It doesn’t matter if she’s married or single. It doesn’t matter whether she has biological children or not. Everyone can invest in the next generation.

Nancy's Favorite Books by Elisabeth

  1. Keep a Quiet Heart
  2. Be Still My Soul
  3. A Lamp Unto My Feet
  4. The Music of His Promises: Listening to God with Love, Trust, and Obedience